Etsy Vintage: Mid-Century Home

So I’m days away from officially owning my first home, my own personal piece of “the American dream.” For obvious reasons, I’m stoked; for less obvious reasons, even more so. The house is a traditional 1958 brick ranch - born of an American era of idealism and good design. If you can’t tell from my previous posts, I adore mid-century design and fashion. Everything was so stylish and practical. For that reason, its my intention to return this house to its original form and even improve on that a bit.

This might come off as a bit snobby but its not meant to be. I personally find it is a bit tacky to rush out to your local Home Depot and update a classic home in a lazy, cheap way. I don’t think most people do this intentionally; however, these homes are architectural gems - classic American homes that reflect the values of a period - the integrity of the aesthetic should be upheld to some degree. And that, my friends, is what I’m looking forward to doing with this house. Think color, clean lines, geometry, minimalism, Eames, Herman Miller, scandinavian design, art deco and arts ‘n crafts. Love, love, love. I cannot even tell you what an exciting project this will be. I’ve spent the last two days trying to find an authentic (or at least, appropriate) front door. Its going to be fantastic…

In the meantime, here are some mid-century items from Etsy. When you come visit me, be sure to put on your best full skirt and bring a suitable casserole dish. Of course, I kid.

paisley-cocktail-dress-by-audreyandgrace
Paisley Cocktail Dress from audreyandgrace

1950s-aqua-aluminum-pots-from-thevintagesupplyco
1950s Aqua Aluminum Pots from thevintagesupplyco

custom-leather-vintage-heels-from-posiesforlulu
Custom Leather Vintage Heels from posiesforlulu

vintage-aqua-stools-from-johnnyvintage
Vintage Aqua Stools from johnnyvintage

vintage-chrome-sputnik-wall-clock-from-thevintagesupplyco
Vintage Chrome Sputnik Wall Clock from thevintagesupplyco